James Trower is an engaging communicator who has an amazing way of helping people shift their mindset from one of doubt and uncertainty, to one of clarity and focus.
James, is a public school teacher, mentor and life coach, who is also a highly sought after youth motivational speaker. He has inspired thousands young people around the country through school assemblies, conferences, camps, and other student events.
James is also a basketball coach who's had the great honor of coaching along side one of the NJCAA Basketball Greats, Hall of Fame Coach Francis Flax. Together they made three consecutive NJCAA DII National Tournament appearances in the late 90's were they finished 4th two years in a row, then in 1999 won Brown Mackie's first ever NJCAA Division II National Title.
As The Assistant Coach at Brown Mackie, James also served as a life coach and mentor to many amazing young men who would all earn their associates degrees and go on to compete and study at various universities around the country. Most notable Darren Kelly, University of Texas 1999-2001 and Flint Michigan's phoneme Eddie Robinson, Central Oklahoma and formerly of the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls.
James has also been fortunate enough to have also been mentored by one of The 50 Most Inspirational Figures in NBA History, former NBA player, Harlem Globetrotter and current motivational speaker Melvin 'MC' Adams.
While growing up in Brooklyn, New York James was a product of the New York City foster care system where he experienced both physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his providers.
At a very young age James witnessed his drug addicted mother shooting up heroin in the bathroom. This had a profound and devastating effect on his young life, and it would haunt him well into adulthood.
It was in high School where James met a public school teacher who saved his life and inspired him to think differently about his future. Through his guidance and encouragement James overcame the odds and discovered his life's purpose.